First Thursday at Cornerstone on March 2nd

Cornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 E. Washington Street in Muncie. Photo by Mike RhodesCornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 E. Washington Street in Muncie. Photo by Mike Rhodes

By Dee McKinsey— 

MUNCIE, INCornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main St., again will host local artists in conjunction with Muncie’s First Thursday event March 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event and has lured several local artists to participate during the past two First Thursday celebrations.

March’s pop-up artist lineup includes Jill Palumbo, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Alyssa Carey, Christine Barber Bush, Val Kelley, Elizabeth Reichert, Kat Mesaros, Shannah Mesaros, Taunya Fallon, Melissa Moles, Maria Clifford Walker, Stephen M. Millben, Miranda Quakenbush, Crosby Family Art, Olivia Morrow and Dragoo.

In addition, the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery will display the works of Eugene Boyd, a noted ceramics artist who teaches at Cornerstone.

Local electronic musician Arttacgo Alexander will provide music.

 “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists, we also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community,“ says Dragoo.

Those who want to participate should call Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 ext. 150.

Pop-up artists are $10 per table with additional tables $5 each.

For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.


Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting.  Thousands of area residents attend wedding and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The Masterworks Chorale.  For additional information go to or call 765-281-9503.